12 Jan 2008

Choo choo!

The thought has crossed my mind that new visitors to site will happen across this blog and see the post below. What on earth will they think about the golden appendage? Thoughts of disgust,fear and jealousy no doubt will cross their mind. So I will do a lovely post on choo choo trains to distract them from their dark thoughts.

Well a lot of you seem to like the train station shot from Wednesday and have asked to see more. It seems as though some of you haven't paid attention to my Christmas posts, were I told you I went on the Santa Express and saw Santa! Obviously that wasn't quite enough information for those over the age of five.

The steam train was located in a place called Aviemore in the Scottish Highlands, where it operates on special occasions such as Christmas. They even do a Witch and Wizards run, after all this is Harry Potter country.
The sisters and I, all share a fascination with Steam trains as the Grandad and Dad are big fans of all things steam. So we kidnapped some children to make it look more legitimate that big folks were going on the Santa Express.
It is a lovely run surrounded by mountains and countryside, it had to stop a few times because it was running out of steam and the water supply had frozen. The people working on the train, dispensing out the toys to the children where great fun and I would highly recommend it to anyone who happens to be in that neck of the woods.

The photos were taken before, during and after the journey. My head was stuck out the window in one of the shots.

Choo Choo!


  1. Looks like great fun! :)

  2. Kevin absolutely loved all of the choo-choo pictures that you sent me via email when I forwarded them to you. He said to tell you thank you so much!

  3. My brother is a train fanatic. On their honeymoon, my poor, long-suffering sister-in-law was dragged through every major train depot in California. Poor thing...
    Trains make me feel sad - no idea why.

  4. Sorry. Doesn't take away from the shock of the golden appendage. You know if you didn't talk about it, I wouldn't have noticed it.

  5. MWM loves steam trains too. Luckily we live very close to the East Lancs Railway who also do a Santa special like that one.

  6. I have never even stepped on a train,even though I have always wanted to take a train trip thru the western U.S.

    Looks like something I will definitely try to do sometime soon.